International Citizens Group, Inc. (InternationalCitizens.com) was established to create, provide and market high-quality resources, tools, and advice for expatriates, global citizens, and international travelers. The team at International Citizens has a wealth of international experience, having all traveled the world extensively. This experience gives us a unique advantage in providing the best customer service to our clients, as we understand the needs and wants of those traveling and living abroad. The company began in 2001 as a specialized international health and travel insurance agency, offering world-class international insurance plans (now found at International Citizens Insurance) to those living and traveling around the world. Since then, the site has grown into a comprehensive resource for expatriates. InternationalCitizens.com is owned and operated by International Citizens Group and based in Boston, MA. Our goal is to provide a wide range of resources to support living abroad. A few examples include our international calling code tool, an international hospital search, and our blog. We plan new sections to include tax advice, travel services, visa assistance, and more. We would love to get your feedback on what other resources are needed. At International Citizens, customer service is our highest priority, which is why we provide our clients with every possible method to contact us – toll-free and direct dial telephone numbers, email response within 24 hours (most of the time much sooner than that) and live chat assistance online. If you have any questions about our company, please do not hesitate to contact us.
My name is Alexandra Baackes, I'm a New York native who left my home to explore the world slowly and thoroughly. I’m just a little obsessed with photography, scuba diving, and reading guidebooks to countries I have no immediate plans to visit. I’ve escaped New York — though it does call me back occasionally. After a lovely childhood in Albany and four years studying and working in Brooklyn, I called quits on conventional and bought a one way ticket out of the country. I’ve since celebrated my one-year, two-year, and three-year travelversaries and with no end date in sight, I still feel like I’m on the ride of my life. There’s no end date, no itinerary, and no real backup plan. Just adventure, adrenaline, and a lifetime of globe-trotting daydreams to fulfill. Along the way I indulge my passions for photography, design, scuba diving, and squealing over small animals. I’ve spent most of my life fighting an incurable case of wanderlust. Now that I’ve found a way, at least for now, to make my life centered around travel, I feel like I am Alex in Wanderland. Not to mention, I was a pretty big fan of a certain book and movie character who had a penchant for chasing crazy characters down rabbit holes… I started blogging to document my two-month trip to Southeast Asia in the summer of 2009. I cried the night before I left; terrified of eating dinner alone, getting lost in the airport, and having my camera stolen. That summer I fell head-over-flip-flops in love with the adrenaline of travel, realized there were people out there truly living this nomadic lifestyle that I thought only existed in my head, and discovered that the aimless yearning and restlessness I had been feeling for years was suddenly quieted and peaceful. I had loved every one of my previous trips abroad, but this one was different. I returned to New York, determined to build a life of travel. The next two years were a blur of art supplies, plane tickets, and juggling jobs as I finished up my fine arts degree. In 2011, I left New York to travel full time and have not had a permanent address since. In my early travel days, I worked as a bartender and a babysitter, handed out flyers for three dollars an hour and returned cans for five cent deposits. Whatever it took to stay on the road! I’ve escaped New York — though it does call me back occasionally. After a lovely childhood in Albany and four years studying and working in Brooklyn, I called quits on conventional and bought a one way ticket out of the country. I’ve since celebrated my one-year, two-year, and three-year travelversaries and with no end date in sight, I still feel like I’m on the ride of my life. There’s no end date, no itinerary, and no real backup plan. Just adventure, adrenaline, and a lifetime of globe-trotting daydreams to fulfill.
Mobopreneur.com is a blog offering business ideas, tips and trends for entrepreneurs and small business owners who love the freedom of working from anywhere, anytime they want. Mobopreneur.com is established to answer the demand for information related to mobo (mobile bohemian) or digital nomad lifestyle – including how entrepreneurs and small business owners can implement the tips and ideas found here to transform their businesses into an agile one, enabling them to be managed remotely, as well as benefiting from the widely available mobile and cloud technologies. Our mission is to provide useful information for the general public, especially entrepreneurs and small business owners, regarding the possibilities offered by mobile working, including but not restricted to enhanced productivity, increased revenue and better work-life balance. Mobile lifestyle is for today’s entrepreneurs. With the emerging trends above, we want to help budding entrepreneurs who are interested in the mobo lifestyle. The increased productivity, better work-life balance, and direct access to geoarbitrage… there is no better time to go mobile than today.
Travelling the world since 2014. Living proof work-life balance & success are not mutually exclusive. Jason Lengstorf is a software architect, keynote speaker, occasional designer and a self-proclaimed, mediocre bartender! Jason Lengstorf aims to help others who want to go location-independent, too. Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and the host of ‘Learn With Jason’, a live-streamed video show where he pairs with people in the community to learn something new in 90 minutes. He’s passionate about building healthy, efficient teams and systems, and he’s done his best to positively influence the community, leadership, and technical health of open source and companies including Gatsby and IBM. He lives in Portland, Oregon. What he does for a living is to collect and share knowledge as a keynote speaker, principal developer experience engineer at Netlify, and through his blog. He finds brilliant people and learns from them in public, on his love show, ‘Learn With Jason’. He creates better teams by focusing on effective working habits, including world-shattering techniques as “actually taking time off”. He makes the people around him more effective, by identifying the ‘dirt floors’, then helping design ways to remove them. Not everyone had access to a great network like that. Not everyone has someone to help push them forward when they might otherwise settle in and think, “Well, this is probably the best I can do.” Jason aims to create a space where he does his best to push you to be the best possible version of yourself, and create a channel where you can push him to do the same, starting with a blog and a newsletter you can subscribe to. If this sounds like the sort of thing you wish you had — or if it’s something you do have, and you’d like to help other people experience it — join the newsletter. Connect with people who strive to be better; who push themselves and the people around them; who don’t feel threatened when someone is succeeding — instead, they feel energized to go do more awesome things. He started his site to find more of the above type of people. Hopefully you’re one of them. Jason focuses on giving presentations around Work-life Balance and Efficiency, raising awareness about the health and career risks of overworking, teaching high-efficiency habits, encouraging downtime. Building Effective Teams: process design, designing healthy culture, onboarding, internal training. Modern Front-End Development: progressive web apps, high-performance patterns, React + GraphQL, architecture, testing, functional programming, and many more topics. For a full list of his ideas – old and new, have a look at his presentation list. If it is a past presentation, the slides are up there, too. You can be a success without the sacrifice. Stop burnout before it starts. Reclaim hours of every day. Get more done in less time. Spend more time on the things that matter most!
Nomad Projects is a platform for digital nomads who want to start a side project. Connect with other nomads, so ideas don’t stay ideas, but grow into a side project with diverse expertise. Search for nomads that complement your skillset or find side projects you would like to collaborate on. Connect and start working together to acquire new skills, boost your portfolio and build something awesome. Nomad Projects was started by nomads and for nomads. We understand how you think, work and travel. Some days you work 18 hours, other days not at all. Sometimes you sleep in a hostel with crappy Wi-Fi, other days you stay in an Airbnb apartment. Nomad life is versatile. Nomad Projects was build because we found it very difficult to find the right people to start a side project with. We had a great idea, a lot of knowledge on different spectrums, yet we needed the missing link to actually start: in our case a back-end developer. The person we were looking for would not only have to complement our skillset, but this person would also have to fit our lifestyle and be open to a side project. Thus, Nomad Projects was born. We believe that life isn’t all about work and that you should enjoy what you are doing. This means that starting a side project is all about building something awesome, something you’d be proud of. We hope to inspire you to bring your ideas to life in an awesome side project. As Shia Lebeouff would say it: just do it!
Nomadtopia is about combining everything that is important to you, to create your life, on your own terms, with no regrets. Maybe you want to live in one place, but choose where that is based on your values and interests, not where you can find a job. Maybe you want to travel full-time and explore the world. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of living abroad. And when you are location independent, you’re one step closer to making any of these scenarios a reality! Starting or living life was a digital nomad is challenging. There are the logistical challenges, such as how to set up residency in another country, how health insurance works for nomads, what kind of timeline you should follow to get everything done, and what to do with your home and belongings. The hardest part, though, is that those around you simply don’t get it, and you just don’t know what you don’t know. You may wander into Facebook groups hoping to get insight and support from experienced nomads, but instead find travel enthusiasts with plenty of unhelpful opinions. Worse, there are the snarky comments and endless drama to sift through, and so many people that you quickly drown in all the digital noise. Whatever your Nomadtopia looks like, we’re here to support you in figuring out how to make it happen and provide the community and resources to make living your Nomadtopia easier, less lonely, and more sustainable. There are resources for help with everything from discovering what your ideal lifestyle looks like to learning how to successfully work from anywhere. Listen to Nomadtopia radio, and get inspired by the stories of people all over the world who are living their own version of Nomadtopia. Connect with others, on the same path and get support in the Nomadtopia Collective, our private subscription-based online community. When you download the guide, you will also be subscribed to the Nomadtopia newsletter, and you will receive information on the top 10 logistical things you need to do before becoming a nomad. (Which is not what you think it is!). The Nomadtopia Collective is a global online community for all nomads—aspiring, newbie, and experienced alike. Members can not only help with the complicated logistical questions related to nomad life, but they will also support you at every step of your journey. It makes all the difference to connect with people who understand you, your dreams, and your lifestyle. We are here to foster connection and smooth the way, no matter how you nomad! Members of the Collective are open-minded, welcoming, and supportive. We understand and respect that even though we may have different perspectives, experiences, and versions of Nomadtopia we can still support and care for each other.
Teleport builds software to move you to the best place to live and work. Explore the best cities based on your personal preferences, and we’ll lend you a hand with preparing and executing the move. Many of the Teleport team were previously building Skype, which was quite effective in making the world smaller in a metaphorical sense. They now aim to make physically rearranging the human population, just as easy. Free movement of talent will make every government in the world compete for every citizen. Since April 2017 Teleport is a Topia company. Topia is the leader in Global Talent Mobility. They empower enterprise HR teams to deploy, manage, and engage employees anywhere in the world so companies and their employees can work everywhere. The Topia platform enables organizations to deliver mobility as part of a broader talent strategy encompassing all types of employee movement – remote and distributed workforces, business travel, and more traditional relocations and assignments. This drives enhanced employee experience and competitive advantage by ensuring the right people are in the right place at the right time, while staying compliant no matter where they are. The Topia platform automates the entire global talent mobility process, including scenario-based planning, expat payroll, tax and immigration compliance, reporting and more. Topia powers global talent mobility programs for world-renowned brands such as Schneider Electric, Dell, Veolia, Equinor and AXA. Topia has raised over $115M from NewView Capital (formerly New Enterprise Associates), Notion Capital and others, and is a global company with offices throughout the Americas and EMEA. Team Teleport is currently distributed across 5 countries, and they also travel around quite a bit. While moving themselves and their families around the globe they became all too familiar with the hassles this lifestyle brings, they still strongly believe that quality of knowledge work is not a function of one’s physical location. Their full-time staff's homes are already distributed across 4 countries on 2 continents, also, they tend to fly around quite a bit. Teleport is a truly distributed team - they have full time employees in Tallinn, Munich, Paris and Cambridge, more help from Tartu and a roaming co-founder who was most recently spotted in Canada. Having the entire team in the same room is a rare luxury for us - letting our people live where they want is part of our DNA, and we have to turn to some awesome remote teamwork tools to make sure our communications don't break down because of async channels and differences in time zones. The main conditions they choose their tools by are based on easy accessibility for everyone - all team members should be able to access, edit and have a say on most of what they do. They opt for transparency first - there has to be a clear reason why anything is not made public by default. Information storage and location – they believe the more details they can add, the better - this makes the chance of misunderstanding each other a lot less. Important information must be easy to find and backtrack at any time. They’ve put together a list of remote job sites as well as sites with a remote filter to tell you what they’re for, how well they work and also added a comparison table in the end to give you a quick overview. Teleport knows that quality of work doesn’t necessarily depend on your physical location. We are committed to creating a culture and environment that allows our people to do great work from wherever in the world they wish to be. Teleport Cities Mobile App is now also available on the web if you want to try it immediately. It allows you to find out which of the top 100 start-up cities you should be in and how you can get there. In mere minutes, you can discover and budget your next move. Until recently, remote jobs were relatively hard to find, but now the issue seems to be the opposite - there are heaps of new sites publishing remote jobs, and figuring out which site suits your needs best can be challenging. To make the comparison easier, they have made a table highlighting the main features for each site. The "volume of ads" in case of sites that have a remote jobs filter shows the volume of remote job ads, not all of them. You can read details about every site under the table.
Running Remote 2022 is the world’s largest conference dedicated to meeting the critical business challenges of remote and hybrid workplace transformation. Now in its 5th year, we offer remote-first founders and hybrid-team leaders access to the knowledge, connections and solutions to help build, manage and lead remote teams to excellence. The new hybrid format event for 2022 – across desktop, mobile and in-person – live and on-demand, will give up to 500+ in-person and 500+ online attendees the opportunity to network with, and learn from, your company and other industry leaders. Running Remote is carefully curated to teach you next-level, actionable strategies and tactics you can utilize the very next day to manage and grow your remote team. This is the conference they’ve been trying to find, but until now it didn’t exist. Running Remote cover every facet of building a remote team to help develop the future of work. Leading remote work tech companies, online collaboration thought leaders and outsourcing business owners under one roof. There are three types of people that join Running Remote: a. Remote-first Founders and C-level executives. They are people who actively run remote operations for their established companies of min 5+ employees. Founders who are scaling and building their business and need help with remote management. Whether you’ve been remote-first from the start or just transitioning now, it’s a place for you. b. People Ops Executives for remote-first companies. They are Executives who “design work” to enable employees to bring their best to the job every day, they are proactively involved in shaping strategic decisions around work by understanding high-level business objectives and crucial aims for remote-first companies. c. Heads of Remote. They are executives who are focused on making remote work as easy and rewarding as possible for the company’s employees. People who serve as a cross-functional internal consultant to evolve key pillars e.g. L&D, knowledge management, and onboarding so that each function becomes more effective in a distributed setting. The main purpose of Running Remote Conference is to find solutions to common challenges remote teams face as establishing a strong remote culture, learning how to collaborate across time zones, building rapport amongst colleagues, and finding out how others transitioned from office-base to remote-first companies, avoiding mistakes they’ve made.
Nomad Soulmates started life as a Facebook group for location independent singles, and it quickly grew into the biggest and most engaging Facebook group in its niche, with nearly 11 thousand passionate members. Our priority is assisting you in finding a partner, but we are also committed to helping you integrate in your newly adopted cities. This will increase your chances of meeting that special someone, as well as helping you make rich connections to thrive and succeed as a remote worker! We have reported on a few love stories, and there are surely many more that have not been announced (yet!), as well as many new friendships formed. Thanks to our group, more people are now holding hands as they travel and work in unison. When you join our group, the first thing you’ll notice is the sheer awesomeness of our average member. They’re happy to share their positive energy and stories in the pursuit of a loving sidekick. We're bursting with excitement as the development of the app continues, and we love all the feedback we’re getting from you already! Listening to your ideas helps us build an app that will fit your specific nomadic needs. Though it’s still early in the game, we are already reaching many parts of the world. Organizations that cater to nomads have already reached out to us to discuss potential partnerships. We’ve partnered up with co-working spaces in Germany, India, Indonesia, Thailand and America just to name a few. This is just the beginning of seeing our love spread all over the globe!
Nomad Pass makes it easy for you to work remotely from beautiful, curated locations around the world & connect with other nomads & location independent professionals wherever you are. For digital nomads, remote employees, & entrepreneurs who are seeking their next retreat or work cation. Work different, thanks to the community supporting them in shaping the future of work. You are encouraged to become a part of it. By building the Nomad Pass community, they seek to help others build their skills and seek help from others. This sharing & collaborative culture, driven by international contributors, connects and helps others embrace exciting new journeys. Work from anywhere. Finding the right accommodation and the right working environment when working remotely, for a few days or long term, takes time and energy. Whether you are a digital nomad, entrepreneur or freelancer seeking your next destination, or an employee seeking to organize your next start-up retreat or work cation, they can help! Join the community and get your pass to book the best destinations to work remotely from and connect with other nomads and location independent professionals. Working remotely doesn’t have to be lonely. Join the community to get matched with like-minded professionals based on your location, interests, skills & travel plans. Make new friends, collaborate & create business opportunities on the road. Finding quality places is time-consuming. Reimagining retreats. Nomad Pass helps you find the perfect spot to inspire and motivate your team. Finding quality places is time-consuming. They find you the most beautiful places to stay and work remotely from, with reliable Wi-Fi & great amenities to stay productive. Choose from co-living spaces, boutique hotels and villas. They believe the future of work is remote and no longer tied to a stationary 9–5 job. Working remotely means having the flexibility and the ability to choose authentic ways to be more productive, and they think remote work doesn’t have to be all remote or nothing. It’s about taking a more flexible approach to the workplace and the work we do, and choosing the best ways in which we are productive.
Two Wandering Soles is a fun, inspiring and award-winning travel blog created by Katie and Ben, a couple who is passionate about responsible and adventurous travel around the world. Find travel tips and money-saving advice for eco-friendly and sustainable travel on any budget. We think travel should be accessible to everyone, whether you have one week or one year, and whether you are on a backpacker budget or you have money to splurge. We believe traveling is a powerful way to spread positivity in this world. We are passionate about sharing ways we can all travel more responsibly and ensure we are being mindful of the impact we make. Two Wandering Soles is a place where we share practical tips and advice to help others feel confident and prepared no matter where their journey may take them. Travel planning for us is one of the most exciting feelings ever! But let’s get real… it’s also downright overwhelming. From finding the best things to do in the destination, to scouring the web for the cheapest flights to being sure you’re prepared with the best travel insurance, there’s a lot to think about. And we haven’t even mentioned packing! Lucky for you, we have been planning trips all over the world for the last 5 years, and we have learned SO much. Wanna know how we learned it all? We made countless mistakes along the way. But don’t worry, you don’t have to screw up as much as we did because we are sharing our expert advice with you… Advice that we’ve picked up through nearly 50 countries and on all different types of trips. From our best budget hacks to our foolproof packing list to our trips for finding cheap flights, we’re covering it all!
Pack Hacker is a platform focus on creating gear reviews, guides, packing lists, and other content to help people travel smarter and more efficiently. Through honest reviews that incorporate real world testing and an excruciating attention to detail, their goal is to cut through marketing jargon to give you the nitty-gritty stuff you need to know. Pack Hacker’s team use their expertise and real-world experience to provide practical resources and honest opinions, guiding you towards smarter travel. It is all about real people giving real opinions on gear. Think of they as your friend that knows everything there is to know about travel gear. They’ll get you sorted. All start in May 2015, when Tom Wahlin decided to leave his 9-5 job in the tech industry and take his design skills on the road. With plans to travel the world and work remotely for years at a time, he sold nearly all of his belongings and packed up his New York City apartment into a single 40-liter backpack. His plans became a reality, but the process was arduous. Deciding what to buy, what to ditch, and how to pack it all up became more intensive than the travel plans themselves. At the time, figuring out how to perpetually travel the world out of a single carry-on wasn’t something you could just find on YouTube. As a result, Tom dove in headfirst and became obsessed with figuring out the nitty-gritty details behind products and how he could optimize everything in his backpack to be best-equipped for any adventure in his path. As the years progressed, Tom gathered a team of experts to help him review the latest gear in the travel space and create impactful content. Pack Hacker is now headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, where Tom spends most of his time—along with some core Pack Hacker team—as a “seasonal nomad,” traveling the world regularly while still enjoying the comforts (and studio lighting) of home. All the gear they have ever tested are stored there. Their process consist of a small team of travel experts who test and review a variety of premium and economical gear in their element for a minimum of two weeks. In Pack Hacker pay special attention in their standard that guarantee that each item should be durable and able to last through time, usage, and natural elements; It should serve multiple use-cases and apply to more than one situation; and a design that should feel thoughtful with a considerate style beyond average travel gear. While they strive for variety, they do believe in paying more for something that will last. Pack Hacker prefers brands with a good, ethical production process at a price point that makes sense for its lifeline.
Oscar Alejandro Pérez Martínez, mejor conocido como Oscar Alejandro es un youtuber, periodista, conductor de televisión y locutor de radio venezolano. Estudió Comunicación Social, mención Audiovisual en la Universidad Arturo Michelena, en Valencia, Venezuela. Este venezolano comenzó a trabajar en los medios de comunicación desde muy temprana edad, recorrido que le ha permitido adquirir una amplia experiencia en radio y televisión. En 2015, cuando Oscar Alejandro llega a Estados Unidos, su carrera da un giro de 180 grados, pasando de trabajar en los medios audiovisuales tradicionales a realizar su proyecto en una de las plataformas digitales más popular del momento, abriendo su propio canal en YouTube. Desde 2016 se dedica a grabar videos para su canal en los que documenta su experiencia y percepción de los lugares que visita. Dependiendo del destino, es posible encontrar un solo vídeo o una serie en la que narra toda su experiencia. Algunos de los temas que toca son sobre el estilo de vida en Estados Unidos y sus vivencias al visitar destinos interesantes. Lo que motiva a Oscar Alejandro a hacer su trabajo es la idea de que "estar informado es tener poder", por lo que sus vídeos están realizados con un corte informativo, que en ocasiones usa para desmitificar algunas de las creencias populares que tenemos sobre ciertos lugares y, así, ofrecer a su audiencia un contenido que permita que cada quien pueda formar su propio criterio acerca de lo que ve. Después de cuatro años de haber abierto su canal, y de haberse ganado la confianza de sus seguidores, en octubre de 2021 llega a un millón de suscriptores en YouTube. Además de su canal de Youtube, tiene un canal de podcast llamado “Demasiado Transparente” que se pueden encontrar en varias plataformas de audio. En este espacio cuenta con la compañía de invitados especiales con los que conversa de forma auténtica todos sus secretos y curiosidades, por lo que lo describe como un lugar que se convierte en una especie de “confesionario” para los entrevistados.
Hi, I’m Nomadic Matt, a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and Ten Years a Nomad as well as the founder of this website! Over the past eleven years, I’ve helped millions of people answer those questions and travel more for less with time tested and proven tips and advice. By using this website, you can spend less time searching the Internet and being overwhelmed with information and more time doing the one thing you want to do: travel more. Growing up in Boston, I was never a big traveler. It just wasn’t something my friends or family did. I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. After college, I got a job and the standard American two-weeks-a-year vacation. For that first trip in 2004, I went to Costa Rica. The experience changed my life. It opened me up to all the possibilities the world had to offer. There, I experienced another culture, wildlife I had only read about in books, new foods, got lost in a jungle, saw conservation projects in action, and met people from around the world. I was the captain of my own ship and every day was new and different. From that moment on, I was hooked on travel. The following year, a trip to Thailand opened my eyes even more. There, in the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, I met five backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job or be rich to travel. They were five people who were living my dream of traveling full-time. I wanted in. I wanted to do what they were doing. After that trip, I flew home, finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, set out on an adventure around the world that continues to this day. Since then, I’ve traveled to over 100 countries and territories, traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, slept in over a thousand hostels, tried weird food (including fried maggots), made lifelong friends, learned multiple languages, and, most importantly, made it my mission now to help travelers like YOURSELF to realize YOUR travel dreams the same way those five backpackers helped me realize mine.